Real Madrid news: No Ronaldo-Bale rift, insists Benitez - Goal.com
Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez has rejected suggestions of a rift between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale , and says the record-breaking Portuguese is focused on winning even more accolades. Ronaldo was presented with his fourth Golden Shoe this week, while at the same time Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett was reigniting speculation over the pair’s relationship, describing them as "complete opposites".
Luka Modric thigh injury for Croatia out for Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Real Madrid have confirmed that midfielder Luka Modric picked up a thigh injury during Croatia's Euro 2016 qualifier against Bulgaria. Modric was forced from the field at half-time during his country's 3-0 victory against the Bulgarians and then sat out Tuesday night's 1-0 win in Malta -- a result that clinched Croatia's automatic qualification for next summer's European Championship in France.
Carlo Ancelotti shadow looms over Rafa Benitez at Madrid - ESPN FC
"My holidays will last at least until the end of the year and then I'm going to get back into coaching," Carlo Ancelotti declared last Monday. With that statement, a few coaches in top-level football clubs must have felt a few drops of sweat going down their foreheads.
Alexis Sanchez happy at Arsenal despite Real Madrid talk - ESPN FC
Alexis Sanchez has dismissed reports linking him with a transfer from Arsenal to La Liga giants Real Madrid. Sanchez, 26, has been in superb form of late, scoring nine goals in his last five appearances for the Gunners and his nation Chile.
Report: Villar under investigation | Football Espana
Mundo Deportivo reports Angel Maria Villar, the head of the Spanish Football Federation and a UEFA Vice-President, is under investigation by FIFA. Villar is alleged to be under investigation by FIFA's ethics committee for failing to cooperate with Michael Garcia, who had been looking into the bids for World Cups in 2018 and 2022, to be held by Russia and Qatar respectively.